HAPPY 111th BIRTHDAY TO THE BLACKHORSE REGIMENT!
To celebrate, join us on our newly improved website being propagated to the internet today, our 111th year. Thanks Jess for getting us started and thanks Greg for all your work on the new site. Visit us often at opens in a new windowwww.blackhorse.org.
SFC RODNEY J. T. YANO MEMORIAL DEDICATION
The Maneuver Center of Excellence at Fort Benning will conduct a memorial dedication ceremony in memory of SFC Rodney J.T. Yano on 23 March 2012. General Doc Bahnsen will be the keynote speaker. The time of the ceremony will be 10 A.M.
All are invited. There are no special requirements to access the dedication site, a Military ID or current driver license is all that is required. Signs will be posted from the I-185 gate directing guests to the dedication site.
To assist planners at Fort Benning, please email Mr. Scott Fountain at
opens in a new firstname.lastname@example.org new email if you plan to attend.
The Blackhorse Association is proud to announce the soon to be released work of Phil Keith. "Blackhorse Riders" is due out this month with foreword by John Poindexter and available at at Amazon.com in both hard back and Kindle. Sincere wishes for a huge success on the release date of 14 February 2012. opens in a new windowClick here to order at Amazon.
A LIST OF OTHER AUTHORS WITH TIES TO THE BLACKHORSE :
ADDRESS CHANGE FOR THE BLACKHORSE ASSOCIATION, INC
Effective 1 January 2012 our official mailing address is:
The Blackhorse Association, Inc.
P.O. Box 223
Hemphill, Texas 75948-0223
2012 SCHOLARSHIP APPLICANTS
Applications for 2012 Blackhorse Scholarships must reach Dir. of Scholarships, Colonel (Ret) Bob Hurt no later than 1 April 2012.
New applicants should follow the guidelines on our website opens in a new windowfound by clicking on this link.
For those previous recipients, your application process is somewhat streamlined. You must apply by letter with a letter of recommendation from a teacher/professor and a copy of your most recent transcript.
All requirements and appropriate mailing addresses and contact info is provided on our website opens in a new windowhere.
Once you apply, it is imperative that you maintain a serviceable email address throughout the application, award and payment process.
American Legion Newport Harbor Post
7th Annual Hoedown Fund-Raiser
Steve Spriggs and the members of Post 291 have been faithful in providing scholarship donations to the association. Post 291 is one of our three leading annual donors. The 7th Annual Hoedown Fund-Raiser is scheduled for March 3, 2012 at their beautiful harbor facility in Newport Beach, California. opens in a new windowSee the flyer hereopens PDF file and if you are in the area, please plan on supporting Post 291 in this most noble cause. Thanks Steve and all members of Post 291. Allons!
2012 WILLIAMSBURG, VIRGINIA REUNION
Glenn Snodgrass and his great crew have planned an interesting reunion during the period June 7 – 10, 2012. Please register early so the planners can insure our meetings and banquet halls are of adequate size to accommodate the various events. Our attendance numbers are growing each year and we need good estimates of attendance in order to insure we do not over commit for the various event venues. It is also recommended that you reserve your hotel room early. The hotel has a very satisfactory cancellation policy. More detailed reunion information is posted at opens in a new windowwww.blackhorse.com. Notice—- that is ".com". The same information may be found on our website at the Programs/Reunion Link at www.blackhorse.org.
BLACKHORSE NEWSLETTER AVAILABLE
ELECTRONICALLY VIA E-NEWS
The Blackhorse Newsletter, published and mailed twice annually is now available through our Blackhorse E-News medium. Significant cost savings will accrue by reducing printing and mailing costs. Currently, our greatest operating expense is in the area of printing and mailing the newsletter.
Please take this opportunity to elect to receive your Blackhorse Newsletter electronically by going to our website at opens in a new windowwww.blackhorse.org and clicking the "Blackhorse Newsletter & E-News" link. Scroll down to the area where it asks for your name and email address. Hit "Send Request" and we will take care of insuring you receive your newsletter while accurately maintaining your physical address in the database.
The Blackhorse Store is open 24/7 at opens in a new windowwww.blackhorsestore.org. Shop often.
Blackhorse E-News – February, 2012
In this issue:
Happy Birthday to Blackhorse – SFC Rodney J. T. Yano Memorial – Phil Keith’s Blackhorse Riders and other books of interest – Schlarship info – Hoedown – more . . .